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Today's News

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  • Power outage affects 20 customers

    A transformer failure caused a small power outage in the 600 block of San Ildefonso area on Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. according to reports from the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities. 

    Full power was restored to the 20  affected customers by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • On the Docket: Local Courts 04-03-13

    April 1

    Michael Pacheco was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of driving six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. He was fined $50 and ordered to pay $46 in court costs.

    Los Alamos Municipal Court found Tomasita Bumpus guilty of driving six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. She was fined $50 and ordered to pay $46 in court costs.

    John M. Scott was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of driving six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. He was fined $50 and ordered to pay $46 in court costs.

    Anita C. Barela was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. She received a May 30 deferred sentence and was ordered to attend defensive driving school. She was also ordered to pay $46 in court costs.

    April 2

  • Early morning crash

    An 18-year-old woman was driving down North Road this morning when the windows in her Nissan Sentra fogged up, causing her to veer into a parked Chevrolet truck. She was transported to the hospital for injuries. No other information was made available regarding the extent of injuries or her condition.

  • LANL Foundation to host open house

    An open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s Science Resource Center in Chimayo will give community members an opportunity to see how inquiry science works in the classroom.
    Demonstrations will feature a sound kit, teaching vibration and pitch; a magnetism and electricity kit exploring circuits and electromagnetism; and a lesson on levers and pulleys.
    Science Literacy Coaches, who work in 34 schools, will be on hand to answer questions. Inquiry science, supported by the LANL Foundation, encourages students to conceptualize a question and respond with an explanation. The program reaches 12,500 students in Northern New Mexico, expanding knowledge in science, math and language.
    Funding comes from the foundation and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.
    The Science Resource Center is at Manzana Center on County Road 103, 7.8 miles east of the N.M. 76 turnoff in Española. For more complete directions see lanlfoundation.org. 

  • Update 04-03-13

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will begin its budget hearings at 7 p.m. April 15 in council chambers.

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    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Curtis Room of Fuller Lodge.

    County web page

    As part of the upcoming move to the new Municipal Building, the County’s Information Management staff will be bringing down the server that hosts the County’s losalamosnm.us webpage. The server will be down at 5 p.m. on Friday and the webpage will be temporarily unavailable for a few hours while the server is physically moved to its new location in the new building.

  • LAMS unveils first new classroom

    Los Alamos Middle School officials, representatives of the construction company and students invited the public to a very special milestone: a look at the first classroom of the school’s new campus. And it wasn’t just any classroom either; it happened to be the “Living Skills” classroom, the classroom where the school’s special-needs students learn basic life skills in order to gain a degree of independence.

    The school’s orchestra was on hand to kick off the ribbon-cutting ceremony with a rousing rendition of Keith Sharp’s “Fiddle O’Finnigan” before Principal Rex Kilburn welcomed everyone inside the spacious room, which, with its kitchen, resembled a two-room apartment more than a classroom.

    Kilburn first thanked the community for approving the second $20 million bond issue that allowed the school district to continue the construction.

    “We wouldn’t be here without the community supporting the bond and letting this construction go on,” Kilburn said.

    He also thanked Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Paula Dean and the Los Alamos School Board.